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The Eyes of Orson Welles Rated 12A

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Dir. Mark Cousins. UK, 2018. 1h 55m. Starring Mark Cousins, Beatrice Welles.

Filmmaker Mark Cousins looks through hundreds of personal drawings and paintings by Orson Welles to reveal a unique portrait of the legendary director and actor. A vivid and intimate documentary exploring how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.

'Mark Cousins turns his interpretive gifts and mellifluous delivery to the legend of Orson Welles, and achieves the impossible — he makes it new.’ ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

‘Cousins's own eye is as attentive as a lover's, zeroing in on Welles's use of lines and space.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer